Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Honzik, Alexis & O’Leary-Small, Shannon
minor-latin">For our project we are doing a chiton, which is a Greek piece of clothing that men and women and woman both wore. The chiton was worn in the Archaic period (750 to 500 BCE), but the fashion ended in the Hellenistic period (323 to 30 BC). Woman usually wore them floor length and men wore them longer, the length being around their feet, although men later wore them shorter. At the shoulders brooches were attached to keep it in place. These were worn a lot and made the chiton look not as casual. A belt was, at times, worn at the waist. Archaeologists have found jewelry that seems to have been popular in ancient Greece. Men seemed to have worn jewelry also, but the fad ended in the fourth century. Women in ancient Greece had worn bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Greek clothing was very plain and simple. Women and men wore wool in the winter, and linen in the summer. Families usually made their own clothing, because cloth bought at the agora was usually expensive. The mother, daughters, and female slaves were the ones to make the clothing.
minor-latin"> Ancient Greeks and the people of this generation are very different from us. In ancient Greece, barbarians were the ones who wore clothes that were tightly fitted. Nowadays, ancient Greeks would have called most of us barbarians for the clothes we wear. The pale skin, toxic make-up, and connected eyebrows were considered fashionable. In the world today, in most eyes, connected eyebrows are considered not attractive, and most people prefer to be tan instead of pale looking. As you can see, the Greek's choice of fashion was very different from ours.
minor-latin">The Greek chiton from Ancient Greece is very important to us. The chiton is important to us because we both enjoy sewing and it seems cool that the women from ancient Greece sewed their own clothing. It is a very beautiful piece of clothing that was popular at the time of ancient Greece. It is also neat because they made it at a time when there were no sewing machines or any electricity. The person that invented the chiton must have been very artistic to think of such a beautiful design. It was very enjoyable for us to make this design because it was so important to the Greeks, and the ancient Greek world. Clearly, the Greek chiton is very important to us.
minor-latin">The chiton was a start to many more amazing designs in the fashion world. They helped to give the idea of developing clothing for different activities. For example, the exomis (chiton shortened with a strap on one shoulder) was worn for exercise related activities such as horseback riding and hard labor. The chitons were very significant to the ancient world. The chitons were often decorated to show the city-state of which the person lived. This made it even more significant because it helped others to know where they came from. Also if you were proud of your city-state, you may wear a chiton to show your pride. Overall, the Greek chiton has a significant part of history.